Meraki MT30 Cloud-Managed Smart Automation Button

The Meraki MT30 is a smart automation button that automates common tasks or triggers specific actions at the press of a button. The MT30 comes with an Automation Builder feature on the Meraki dashboard that makes it easy to build customized workflows for your business. This includes native integrations with other Meraki products.

What does that mean?

For example, the MT30 can alert staff members when a customer needs assistance, with the click of a button, It can turn off Wi-Fi to help students focus in school, replenish material on a manufacturing line, or control office lighting to decrease energy consumption. With MT30 and the cloud-first Meraki platform, anything is possible.

And like everything Meraki makes, the Meraki MT30 is easily and masterfully controlled from the cloud. Meraki’s cloud platform allows you to deploy anywhere, and control everything real easy.

Initial set-up

Installing and setting up the Meraki MT30 is very straightforward. Simply install the sensor/s in various spots using the included screws, magnet, or double-sided tape. Then press the General Purpose Button on each sensor. Pressing the button wakes the sensor, allowing it to connect to the MR gateway. Each MT sensor comes with AA batteries that are expected to last up to 5 years. Some MT sensors support an optional power adapter as well.

Following the physical installation, each sensor shows up in the new “Environment” tab in the Meraki Dashboard. From here you can see the current and past status of each sensor. You can use this tab to configure Alert Profiles for each sensor type. For example, if water is detected, send an email to the monitoring and maintenance e-mail lists and text the maintenance on-call number.

All in all, the installation and configuration of the MT sensors is incredibly simple. Just as it is with any Meraki product.

Wire-free installation, flexible mounting options, and automatic pairing make it easy to set up thousands of sensors in a short time. Centralized cloud management and open APIs mean that MT sensors can be managed right alongside other networked devices. Plus, they can be integrated with any business system.

How do MTs communicate with the Meraki Dashboard?

MT Sensors use BLE to communicate with Meraki IoT gateways. Supported IoT gateway devices are 2nd Generation MV’s and Wi-Fi 6 MR’s. Specifically, those are the MV12(N/W/WE), MV22(X), MV32, and MV72(X) cameras. This also includes the MR36, MR45, MR44, MR46, MR46E, MR55, MR56, MR76, and MR86 access points.

Instead of a standalone hub, the MT sensors connect using Bluetooth® Low Energy to existing Meraki Wi-Fi 6 MRs or Meraki MV cameras in your network to gain access to the Meraki Dashboard.

As long as the sensor is within range of the gateway, the MT30 will automatically pick up the BLE signal and connect. And flexible mounting, battery or wired power options, and automatic Bluetooth® pairing make it easy to provision thousands of sensors in a short amount of time.

Currently, five other sensor types are available: the Meraki MT10, MT11, MT12, MT14, and MT20. The MT10 tracks temperature and humidity, the MT11 is an indoor temperature probe sensor, the MT12 detects water leaks, the MT14 monitors indoor air quality, and the MT20 detects the opening/closing of a door.

And the MT30 is secure!

Of course it is! Each Meraki MT sensor features a Trust Anchor module. This securely authenticates the device and encrypts all communication with the sensor gateways. Combined with automated firmware updates, the MT30 packs a powerful security punch in a smart package.

In conclusion

So, Meraki is introducing a range of sensors to prevent loss and increase operational efficiency. Other solutions tend to be complicated to install. They also don’t scale and are tough to use. They do not give businesses simple and reliable visibility into their critical assets. The MT series remedies this by enabling you to maximize network uptimes, reduce equipment failure and unnecessary site visits, and deliver great customer service.

Meraki sensors are simple, scalable and secure. And they connect to the dashboard using the MV/MR which removes the need for expensive gateways. Customers can now gain real-time visibility into their critical business environment form a single pane of glass. And, if you have any further questions about the MT30, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. Thanks for reading!

Meraki MT30 highlights

Gain value from existing infrastructure by remotely automating MV, MR, and
MS features
Automate from anywhere with events triggered directly from the Meraki mobile app
Never miss an event with real-time alerts via email, SMS, push notification, or webhook
Cloud-based management eliminates the need for on-premises servers

Meraki MT30 datasheet